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14th of December 2020
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11th of December 2020
FAIB WEBINAR
on Thursday 17 December 2020 from 13h00 to 14h30 (CET)

Topic: There were significant developments for non-profit associations during 2020 and we expect to see at least as much action in 2021.

During this annual lunch-debate (replaced by a webinar this year), various
2nd of November 2020

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Lancement de Citoyens UNESCO pour la planète / Launch of UNESCO Green Citizens

29th of October 2020
UNESCO-NGO Liaison Committee 2020 International Conference of NGOs (ICNGO) 16-18 Dec 2020
27th of October 2020
In what leading campaigners are describing as "a new chapter for nuclear
disarmament", the ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear
Weapons will now come into force on 22 January, after Honduras became the
50th Member State to ratify on Saturday.

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres in a statement commended all the
countries whose ratification of the accord, approved by 122 nations at the
21st of October 2020

UIA Virtual Round Table Asia-Pacific 2020

Seoul Tourism Organization (STO), host of UIA virtual Round Table Asia-pacific 2020, has donated the total income from registration fees for this event as scholarships for two students from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. 


20th of October 2020
Dear members and contacts,  
 
Please be aware that one of our speakers is seriously ill and will not be in a position to take part in the planned webinar of this Thursday 22.10 on "Liability of Associations" .
15th of October 2020

MOOC on Promoting and Protecting Human Rights: a Global Overview

In times of violence and crisis, human rights are important safeguards. In times of peace, security and development, they are important pillars sustaining our common humanity. They are more than moral or legal concepts: they are the lymph of our lives. For them to run effectively, we need to relentlessly promote and protect them.

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8th of April 2021
Finland Convention Bureau has collected practical information for those planning an event in Finland. The page includes information on general health and safety measures, arriving and moving around, safety protocols in venues, and coronavirus situation update.

8th of April 2021
Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) reaffirms their premier world-class standard by offering a comprehensive meeting package with an offer for a COVID-19 insurance by Asia Insurance. Customers will receive 30-day COVID-19 cover starting from a participated date, which including coverage of up to THB 500,000 for medical expenses due to injury or sickness from the pandemic. This comprehensive package is available
31st of March 2021
The Airport Agency announces that the 18th CONNECT Route Development Forum will be hosted by Business Tampere, from Wednesday 23rd to Friday 25th February 2022. Supporting the aviation industry for the past 17 years, the first and much awaited face-to-face event of 2022 is set to help drive the recovery process of the aviation industry.

22nd of March 2021
The Finns have long been considered to lead one of the happiest lifestyles, resulting in Finland having been named the happiest country in the world by the United Nations World Happiness Report in 2018, 2019, 2020 – and 2021. 

17th of March 2021
Finnish people associate the sauna with relaxation, conversation, health and connecting with nature. “Sauna culture in Finland” is now on the Unesco list of Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

11th of March 2021

To push business beyond boundaries, Bangkok International Trade and Exhibition Centre (BITEC), the leading venue in Thailand and Southeast Asia, introduces full range of technology for online conference and meeting, allowing for transition into the new normal digital age, answering the needs of Thai and foreign event organisers.


10th of March 2021
Finland’s untouched and pristine nature is at the core of Finnish life and its sanctity is paramount for us Finns. Living sustainably and in harmony with the environment is deep-rooted here and is an essential element of responsible meetings and events organized in Finland.

24th of February 2021

2020 Work Report

17th of February 2021

For the first time, the international No-Dig 2022 conference brings together experts in trenchless techniques from around the world to Finland. The event, organised at Messukeskus Helsinki, Expo and Convention Centre 3 – 5 October 2022, is hosted by the Finnish Society for Trenchless Technology.

15th of February 2021

Poland Convention Bureau of Polish Tourism Organisation in cooperation with SITE Poland introduced a new tool dedicated to the promotion of Poland. Built around the offer of municipal and regional convention bureaux plus the resources, expertise and experience of Poland Convention Bureau and SITE Poland, it joins the Poland Online Site Inspection catalogue as the latest solution targeting the MICE sector.

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